Advanced Officer Training (AOT)

AOT 001  Background Investigation Course   Units: 2

This course is directed for patrol officer/deputy who are assigned to a background investigation unit. This course will discuss ADA (American Disability Act) issues, POST (State of California, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training)requirements, document identification and interview techniques related to an employment interview.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 002  ID Theft Investigation - Basic Course   Units: 0.5

This course is designed for the patrol level deputy/first responder. It contains information relevant to low-tech identity theft crimes. This course also introduces the high-tech aspect of identity theft with computers, including "phishing", wireless network schemes, and how computers are used in identity theft crimes. The course also presents identification, collection, and preservation of evidence. Jurisdiction of specific crimes and how the First Responder must investigate and/or refer the victim to the appropriate agency. This course will also clarify the elements of specific crimes relative to Identity Theft and touch upon the fine line between what is criminal vs. civil matter.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 003  ID Theft Investigation - Adv. Course   Units: 0.5

This course differs from Identity Theft, Basic, as it offers advanced technical information that our investigators and those with computer skills could understand. Curriculum addresses such issues as current crime trends, investigating these increasingly complex cases. The course builds on skills learned in the Identity Theft, Basic course, to include instructions on search warrant preparation for this type of crime. This course gives the student detailed knowledge of computer forensics and how computers can help their investigation, including more complex computer techniques in recognizing "phishing" and other high-tech means the identity thief uses.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: AOT-002
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 004  Field Training Officer Course - Basic   Units: 2.5

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the purpose of the field training program. This course will focus on the fundamentals of basic training in patrol concepts and procedures. This class is POST Certified and will be taught with the Riverside Sheriff Department's POST Certification. Total of 40 hours as required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a POST law enforcement agency as a Sworn Peace Officer.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 005  Field Training Officer Course - Update   Units: 1.5

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the current legal issues and responsibilities of the field training officer. The course will focus on vehicle pursuits, weapons update, building searches, prisoner restraints, and the use of force. This class is POST Certified and will be taught with the Riverside Sheriff Department's POST Certification. Total of 24 hours as required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 27         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a POST law enforcement agency as a Sworn Peace Officer.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 006  Casino-Related Crime Investigation   Units: 0.5

This course is designed for the patrol officer/deputy responding to gambling-related and casino/card room crimes and for the investigator assigned to investigate gambling-related offenses. This course will familiarize the law enforcement officer with the history of gaming in California, issues related to tribal casinos, crime trends in the gambling industry, investigative resources, evidence, as well as prosecutorial considerations in investigating gambling offenses. This class is POST Certified and will be taught with the Riverside Sheriff Department's POST Certification. Total of 8 hours as required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 007  Interview & Interrogation Course - Basic   Units: 1.5

This course will provide the student with the fundamentals and techniques for properly interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects in a field setting. Methods for preparing for an interview, establishing a rapport with people, and interview strategies will be discussed. Additionally, methods for using a tape recorder and techniques for manually recording an interview, along with dealing with different personalities and ethnic groups will be covered. This class is POST Certified and will be taught with the Riverside Sheriff Department's POST Certification. Total of 27 hours as required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 27         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 008  Interview & Interrogation Course - Adv.   Units: 2.5

This POST certified course will provide advanced interview and interrogation techniques for experienced law enforcement personnel assigned to patrol or investigations and others who conduct criminal interviews and interrogations. This course will further refine the skills and techniques required to properly obtain statements, incriminating statements, admissions, and confessions. This class is POST Certified and will be taught with the Riverside Sheriff Department's POST Certification. Total of 40 hours as required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 009  Courtroom Testimony & Demeanor   Units: 0.5

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the courtroom testimony process. The course will focus on courtroom dynamics, personal demeanor and the verbal presentation of factual information. This class is POST Certified and will be taught with the Riverside Sheriff Department's POST Certification. Total of 9 hours as required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 010  Internet Undercover Investigations   Units: 0.5

This course is designed to teach the student about Internet pedophiles and how to set up and establish an undercover operation to identify, apprehend, and prosecute them. The student will learn the basics of establishing an undercover Internet child profile and learn to identify and have conversations with Internet pedophiles. It is geared toward investigators who are interested in sexual assault/child abuse cases, or Internet crimes against children.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 011  Crime Scene Investigation Course   Units: 1.5

This course reviews principles of evidence collection, crime scene examination, recording, gathering trace evidence, and collecting and packaging of biological evidence, i.e., body fluids. It will introduce the student to basic fundamentals of a digital camera and its use and function in a crime scene investigation. Total of 27 hours as required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 27         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 012  Fingerprint/Specialized Technique-Latent   Units: 1

This course is designed to present a study of the scientific development of fingerprints and their retrieval. The course will focus on the identification, fiction ridges, and basic categories of fingerprints. Topics will include the methods of processing fingerprints, types of surfaces, and powder processing versus chemical processing. Total of 14 hours as required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 013  Search Warrant Preparation   Units: 0.5

This course is designed to instruct law enforcement personnel in the proper techniques used in the preparation of search warrants. The student will learn methods in the development, obtaining, and executing search warrants. This course discusses the legal and statutory requirements for obtaining a search warrant. It blends classroom and practical exercises, and stresses officer safety. This course is POST Certified and will be taught with the Riverside County Sheriff Department's POST Certification. Total of 8 hours is required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

AOT 014  Search Warrant Execution   Units: 0.5

This course is designed to instruct law enforcement personnel in the proper techniques used on the development and execution of warrant services. Special emphasis is placed on scouting, approach, forced entry techniques, and room-to-room clearing utilizing force-on-force training and FX marking cartridges. Course must be taken in conjunction with search warrant preparation. This class is POST Certified and will be taught with the Riverside Sheriff Department's POST Certification. Total of 8 hours is required by POST Certification.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must be currently employed by a law enforcement/public safety agency or have completed a Basic Peace Officer Academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None